Work begins on A6 airport relief road

David Rutley MP, CEC Cllr David Brown, Neil Rogers of Carillion Morgan Sindall & Paul Davies of CEC. Photo: Gareth Lowe.
David Rutley MP, CEC Cllr David Brown, Neil Rogers of Carillion Morgan Sindall & Paul Davies of CEC. Photo: Gareth Lowe.
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Work has started on the long-awaited £290 million A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road.

The major transport project will see approximately ten kilometres of dual carriageway constructed to improve access across south east Manchester and east Cheshire.

Due to open in autumn 2017, the new two-lane dual carriageway will stretch from the A6 near High Lane to Manchester Airport, with new sections encompassing the existing A555 near Bramhall.

The scheme is being developed by Stockport Council, alongside Manchester City Council, Cheshire East Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

Speaking at the start of environmental works to prepare the site for the main construction programme, Cllr David Brown, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This long-awaited project will provide a real economic boost to Cheshire East and the surrounding region.”